Monday, September 10, 2012

Ontario Trails - Singing Sands Trail, Algonquin Park Trails and 2598 other Ontario Trails!

Ontario Trails Page for this trail
Hold on to summer just a little bit longer, by hiking the Singing Sands Trail near Tobermory!

This trail crosses both the sandy beach and a small stream, then turns left follow
ing a two-track path through the woods. At the end of the trail, one can loop back following the rocky shoreline of Dorcas Bay, ending back at the sandy beach of the starting point.

Photo courtesy of Ontario Travel.
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LOCAL SNOWMOBILE TRAILS CLOSING!!??
ALLISTON DISTRICT SNOWMOBILE CLUB NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!

Due to a lack of volunteers, the local snowmobile club is not able to sustain itself. We are in dire need of volunteers to put in and take out trails annually, and take executive positions in the club.
Anyone who snowmobiles, this may be the last year for local trails unless some of you step up and come help
out. We manage 120km of local trails in and around Alliston, both on and off private lands. Only with a tremendous amount of volunteer work are we able to remain part of the OFSC (Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs) and the sport of Snowmobiling in general.
Without volunteers there are no trails.
Benefits of Volunteering
• Gain personal satisfaction, and a sense of accomplishment that results from working with us towards building strong and vibrant sport
• Contribute your knowledge and skills in a valuable and meaningful way
• Develop new knowledge and skills such as leadership, event management, fund-raising, public speaking, media relations, book keeping, and interpersonal relations
• Meet new people and build friendships in your community
• Have fun!
The following positions are open and need to be filled for the club and trails to continue:
Trail Patrollers, Trail Captains/ Co- Captains, Driver Trainer, Landowner Liaison, Treasurer, Trail Permit Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, Event Coordinator, Newsletter/Info Updates
To Inquire, CALL or E-MAIL Adam @:
P: 705 – 435 – 2651 E: [tyoga@rogers.com]

Scheduled Meetings are:
Tuesday October 9, 2012 (Very Important meeting – Need volunteers to step forward)
Tuesday November 12, 2012
Tuesday April 23, 2013 (AGM and Elections)

8:00 PM
SILVER BROOKE GOLF CLUB
45 CINDY LANE, LISLE, ONTARIO, L0M 1M0
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Port Union 2012 - Toronto Trails Festival | Facebook
Event: Port Union 2012 - Toronto Trails Festival Date: 2012-09-23. Abstract: We will be Walking along the trails & beaches, enjoying the view of Lake Ontario!
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 Algonquin Provincial Park is famous for its fall colours and gets lots of visitors at this time of year. So we asked the park staff for five tips for fall-colour viewing. Here’s what they tell us:
1. Visit less-used access points like the Kingscote Access Point (Access Point 15) along the southern “Panhandle” of the park. Park permits are available there. Trails include the 13 kilometre Byers Lake Mountain Bike Trail (rated moderate). A 150-metre side trail takes you to Gut Rapids, a narrow, scenic canyon on the York River. A short paddle will take you to peaceful campsites.
2. Consider hiking a longer trail like the Track and Tower (7.5km), or Mizzy Lake (15km). Descriptions of each are found on the Friends of Algonquin Park website
3. Hike a portion of an Algonquin backpacking trail such as Western Uplands. Normally you’ll encounter fewer hikers on it than the Lookout or Beaver Pond trails at this time of year.
4. Peak hours in Algonquin Provincial Park are generally 10am-4pm and on weekends. As the sun sets earlier in fall, plan to arrive earlier in the day or visit mid-week when the park is less busy.
5. If walking is difficult, take a drive down Arowhon Road, at 16km. The 1.5 km Spruce Bog trail is also wheelchair-accessible (located at 42.5km on Highway 60).
 

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